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Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Welcomes Dr. Kelly Galster

WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital announced that general surgeon Dr. Kelly Galster has joined to its medical staff.

“Dr. Galster is a welcome addition to our medical staff,” said Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed, acting president, chief operating officer, and chief medical officer at BMLH. “He will be a great asset to our patients who need emergency or routine surgical care as we continue our mission to meet the needs of patients in our community.”

Galster received his bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-medicine from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. and his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at McLaren-Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.

“I knew surgery was my calling because I’ve always been passionate about the workings of the human body and the ability to actively cure physical ailments,” Galster said. “I feel a tremendous amount of satisfaction being an active part in alleviating my patients’ illness so that they may enjoy life again.”

In addition to his passion for surgical medicine, Galster enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and exploring the landscape with his two dogs. “I come to New England from the Midwest,” he said. “The scenery out here is nothing like I have seen before; it is absolutely gorgeous. In the short time I have been here, I’ve already discovered people are very friendly and welcoming.”

Galster is accepting new patients at BMP – Mary Lane Surgery, Suite 1, Gilbert Wing, at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. For more information or to make an appointment, call (413) 967-2800.

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